Clean Tikka Masala

I absolutely love Indian food, and although Tikka Masala isn’t exactly a traditional dish it is definitely something that many of us would go for when we find ourselves looking at an Indian menu, with that in mind here is my cleaned up version which is packed full of flavour and bound to spice up your Friday night in!Β IMG_1839

This recipe is Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Paleo & Whole 30 Approved.IMG_1909

4 turkey breasts (you can sub for chicken if you prefer)
For the spice rub:
1/2 tbsp ground coriander
1/2 tbsp garam masala
1/2 tbsp ground ginger
1/2 tbsp ground cumin

1 onion, finely sliced
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 red chili, finely chopped
2 tbsp garma masala
1 tbsp turmeric
1 small tin of tomato puree (38g)
200gΒ chopped tomatoes
200g creamed coconut
Coconut oil
Fresh Coriander to serve


  1. In a small bowl combine the spice rub, dice the turkey and toss in the spices.
  2. Add 1/2 a tbsp of coconut oil to a wok or large pan, once heated lightly brown the turkey for 3-4 minutes, before setting aside.
  3. If needed add some more coconut oil to you pan/wok and sautΓ© the onions, garlic and chili for 3-4 minutes before stiring in the turmeric and garam masala, add about 3 tbsp of water and cook for a further 2 minute until the onion has started to soften.
  4. Once the water has evaporated stir in the tomato puree and mix well until a paste has formed.
  5. Add the turkey back in and coat in the paste.
  6. Stir in the chopped tomatoes and allow the mixture to come to the boil.
  7. Add in the coconut cream, keeping back about a 2 tbsp of it for later on, mix thoroughly through and allow the sauce to come to the boil again.
  8. Reduce the heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes at a low heat, until the sauce has nicely thickened and the turkey is fully cooked.
  9. Serve with a dollop of creamed coconut and a sprinkle of fresh coriander and enjoy!


8 Comments on “Clean Tikka Masala

  1. Looks delicious. 200g (weight) of Creamed Coconut – is that the top layer in the tin of coconut? Thanks.

    • Hi Martina, the amount of coconut cream on the top of a can of coconut milk varies but it should be fine to use, it really helps to put the can in the fridge overnight to get it to come together πŸ˜€ Hope you love the recipe, Nicola πŸ™‚

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